Spectrum of non-tuberculous mycobacteria identified using standard biochemical testing vs. 16S sequencing [Short communication].
Chihota, VN; van Halsema, CL; Grant, AD; Fielding, KL; van Helden, PD; Churchyard, GJ; van Pittius, NC;
Publisher: International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
: Non-tuberculous mycobacterial isolates from gold miners were speciated using standard biochemical testing (SBT) and 16S rDNA sequencing. Of 237 isolates tested, SBT identified 126, compared with all 237 identified using sequencing. Of 111 isolates unspeciated by SBT b... View more